The 2015 Ha Long Carnival is set to open in the city, in northern Quang Ninh province, on May 8.

This year’s carnival, featuring 2,700 amateur and professional artists, will include an opening ceremony, fireworks and art performances on stage, and dynamic live street performances by both locals and foreign performers from Thailand and Taiwan (China).

A series of art and sports events will also be organised as part of the festival, such as circus performances, beach volleyball tournaments, bike racing and badminton matches alongside a photo exhibition titled “Quang Ninh – My Beloved Land”.

Last year’s event cost the province about 12 billion VND (555,840 USD).-VNA